Hawaii is giving out free roundtrip tickets to help fill the gap left by vacationers during the COVID pandemic.
“We wanted to help fill the gap from the decrease we’ve experienced in the 7-day visitors to our state,” said Jason Higa, CEO of FCH Enterprises, and leader who has spearheaded the program. “Now that many people have the choice to work remotely, there’s an opportunity for former local residents to return home and for out-of-state individuals and families to live and work from Hawai’i for a longer period of time. We believe this program will attract many former Hawai’i residents and professionals seeking a safe, warm environment to continue living their normal lives while contributing to the Hawai’i community.”
The state’s Movers & Shakas program will choose 50 remote workers to give the first round of free flights to O’ahu. More applicants will be accepted to the program on a